A parents' guide to select new movies:
Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and language.
What it's about: Troubled couples go for a "healing" resort vacation.
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The Kid Attractor Factor: Vince, Faizon, Jason, Kristen Bell, frat-boy humor.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Even happy couples need to be reminded of why they're together.
Violence: A punch is thrown.
Language: Some profanity.
Sex: Bumping and grinding and a not-quite "happy ending."
Drugs and alcohol: Alcohol is served.
Parents' advisory: This was edited down from an R rating, so the raw stuff you see in the TV commercials is missing. Still not much here for kids younger than 15.
Rating: PG for thematic elements, some sensuality, brief language and incidental smoking.
What it's about: Young lovers John Keats and Fanny Brawne are kept apart by the money-and-class mores of their day.
The Kid Attractor Factor: It's about a famous poet. Smart teachers will give extra credit for seeing it.
Good lessons/bad lessons: A poem might win a girl's heart, but there's no substitute for ready cash when it comes to proposing.
Violence: None, unless coughing fits count.
Language: Austeneque. Clean.
Sex: They might not say the words, but they're thinking about it.
Drugs and alcohol: Tobacco, which considering the lung ailments of the 1820s seems even more foolish.
Parents' advisory: A chaste romance from an earlier age; children younger than 12 won't get much out of it.
'It Might Get Loud'
Rating: PG for mild thematic elements, brief language and smoking.
What it's about: Three pretty good guitar players get together and talk about their axes and influences.
The Kid Attractor Factor: The dude from the White Stripes plays The Edge and Jimmy Page.
Good lessons/bad lessons: How do you get famous enough to have Guitar Hero versions named for you? Practice, practice, practice.
Violence: A good electric guitar player donates blood for his art.
Language: A little cursing, not much.
Sex: They are all too busy practicing for that.
Drugs: Some rock guitarists light up.
Parents' advisory: A rock-guitar history lesson for the young folks. This won't appeal much to non-players.
Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel